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Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson Rock Out Together At Golden Gods Awards (Video)

April 12th, 2012 11:53am EDT
Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson
Johnny Depp was a surprise performer at the Golden Gods Awards show on Wednesday night as he took to the stage with Marilyn Manson.

The Revolver magazine prize giving took place at the Club Nokia venue in Los Angeles and featured a closing set by Manson, who performed with Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen before introducing Depp to the stage.

The actor, who began his career in music before turning to Hollywood, thrilled the crowd by playing guitar with Manson on his cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" and hit track "The Beautiful People."

During the show, Motley Crue star N...

Norah Jones Had The Top-Selling Album Of The Last Decade

March 21st, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Norah Jones
Norah Jones' record "Come Away With Me" has topped the best-selling Billboard Albums chart of the past decade.

Jones' debut record has sold nearly 11 million copies since it was released in 2002. Eminem's "The Eminem Show" and Usher's "Confessions" were second and third after selling 10 million and more than nine million respectively.

Adele's album "21" is fourth in the list, which is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The British singer's sophomore album has sold more than eight million copies and is the best-selling record of the last 10 years by an artist outside the U.S.

50 Cent's "Get R...

Evanescence's Amy Lee To Receive Charity Award

February 3rd, 2012 8:01am EST
Amy Lee
Evanescence star Amy Lee has been honored with a special award from a charity for her commitment to community projects.

The singer is to pick up the Luella Bennack prize in New York in May at United Cerebral Palsy's Women Who Care luncheon, which celebrates women who have given up their time to help "community projects and charities."

A charity representative says in a statement, "The committee has selected Amy for this award for her commitment to bring attention to issues of education and personal dignity of people living with a disability by serving as the international spokesperson fo...

Amy Lee Tops Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Poll

October 11th, 2011 8:15am EDT
Amy Lee
Evanescence star Amy Lee has topped a new magazine poll which lists the 25 Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock.

Lee beat out competition form Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Picture Me Broken star Brooklyn and Taylor Momsen to claim the top spot in the Revolver magazine countdown.

However, she is not convinced she would lead the pack if it wasn't for the make-up and costumes she wears.

Lee says, "Nobody would think I was the hottest chick in metal if I didn't put a whole bunch of make-up on and have a team working on me all morning."

Also making the top 10: In This Moment's Maria Brink, Lacuna Coil'...

Evanescence's Amy Lee Eyeing A Solo Career

October 7th, 2011 6:12pm EDT
Amy Lee
Evanescence star Amy Lee is considering launching herself as a solo artist using material from the band's scrapped studio sessions because the tracks weren't "right" for the group.

The singer/songwriter stopped work on the band's self-titled third album last year and discarded a number of songs, before starting the project over again.

Lee admits the tracks she dumped would not have worked for Evanescence, but they might be good for a solo record.

She tells The Pulse Of Radio, "I think that some of those songs aren't right for Evanescence. Some of the songs that we had at that time may...

Amy Lee Still Not Speaking To Ben Moody Eight Years After Evanescence Split

September 21st, 2011 9:55pm EDT
Amy Lee
Evanescence star Amy Lee fears she and her ex-lover and former bandmate BEN MOODY will never speak again - because it's best they have no correspondence.

Guitarist Moody quit the band in 2003 during a European tour following a bitter bust-up with Lee, and although he attempted to patch things up in an interview last year, stating he left in a bid to save the band and apologized for trying to force his ex out instead, she has no plans of meeting up with her former boyfriend.

Lee tells Spin magazine, "We don't talk. We don't have a relationship... I think we're probably both better off not ...

Taylor Momsen: 'I've Quit Acting'

August 16th, 2011 2:26pm EDT
Taylor Momsen
Former Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen has "quit acting" for good to focus on her music career.

The 18 year old took an extended hiatus from the hit TV series last year to tour with her rock band The Pretty Reckless, but she was expected to return as a guest star on future episodes.

However, Momsen has ruled out rejoining the cast of Gossip Girl, insisting she's turned her back on Hollywood for good.

She tells, "I quit acting, actually. I quit Gossip Girl and now tour and am in a band (sic). That's pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully, I'll be able to only do that for the r...

Taylor Momsen's Band To Tour With Evanescence

July 27th, 2011 9:50am EDT
Taylor Momsen
Taylor Momsen's 18th birthday was extra special - the teen star's band The Pretty Reckless announced plans to tour with her idols Evanescence.

The singer/actress reached the milestone on Tuesday and she celebrated her day by revealing a big secret to her fans.

In a series of posts on her page, she writes, "Lots of bday announcements...#1. One of my first concerts, now we're touring with Evanescence... Presale July 28th! #2 We'll be playing in Korea, Japan, China and Australia before Evanescence..."

"starting with Lollapalooza in Chicago Aug 6th. the studio working o...

Ben Moody Opens Up About Evanescence Departure

August 29th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Former Evanescence star Ben Moody has opened up about his reasons for leaving the band in 2003 - revealing his relationship with singer Amy Lee became "an all-out war" and he tried to force her to quit instead.

The guitarist, a founding member of the goth rock group, walked away from the band during its European tour following a bitter bust-up with his former "best friend" Lee.

And Moody admits he had to leave because life in the band had become unbearable for all those involved. In a statement, he says, "I am not going to paint the sugar-coated pleasant version of events. I'm going to t...

A Conversation With Sameer Bhattacharya Of Flyleaf

December 28th, 2009 4:29pm EST
Sure, sure. I have heard it all already. Everyone I know that is a fan of Flyleaf is upset that the band made the decision to take the road less traveled for them, one with less screams and a tad less aggression on their new album, Memento Mori. Yeah, their self titled album was teeming with a certain kind of rawness, a certain power all its own. This time out they took the path of melody and concentrated more of their hooks than anything else and guess what, it worked perfectly. Memento Mori is a great next step for the band, a natural progression if you will. So those that are miffed, res...

7 Scary Music Videos

October 31st, 2009 10:00am EDT
7 Scary Music Videos
Scary movies aren't the only source to get your spooks and thrills this Halloween season. For years, music videos have defied the odds by presenting movie like depictions to help bring out the pizzazz of a song. Going beyond the four corners of a recording studio and even the backdrop of a green screen, music videos have become more than just an option for artist to market their music, it is now a necessity. In honor of Halloween, here are 7 videos that are sure to raise the hairs on your necks and cause goose bumps to appear.

"Distrubia" by Rihanna

Everything that is weird and unusua...

Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Guitarist, Orianthi, To Release Debut

October 13th, 2009 4:30pm EDT
Orianthi pictures
Introducing Orianthi, the guitar phenomenon who is featured prominently in the upcoming Michael Jackson concert documentary, "This Is It".

Already a renowned musician, Orianthi has been playing guitar since the age of eleven and was discovered by legend Carlos Santana. After playing with artists like Carrie Underwood, ZZ Top, and Prince, she received a MySpace message from Michael Jackson's musical director asking her to audition for his comeback tour. Following a test run with the King of Pop himself, she was selected as his lead guitarist for his O2 arena dates in London - a crowni...

Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...

The Learning Curve: Pick Your Genre Of Music This Week

March 3rd, 2009 11:00am EST
Silent Drive
The Learning Curve this week spans the spectrum of many genres of music, from indie powerpop to Christian hard rock, all the way to punk/post-hardcore.

Hope Kills Fear will satisfy the hard rock fans, as well as Christian rock fans, Skipline brings the old school heavy, Machina keeps this rolling with some grunge hard rock, One Small Step for Landmines will soothe the listener next, then Silent Drive wraps up everything in a nice little package.

I'm just trying my best to make everyone happy.


Hope Kills Fear

Hail from: New York City, New York

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Rachael Sage Glows On New Album 'Chandelier'

August 30th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Rachael Sage
New York City songstress Rachael Sage has delivered her newest self-produced full-length album, Chandelier, released this summer via MPress Records. With a catalog of eight solo albums and an ever-expanding loyal fanbase, Chandelier continues to mix Rachael's eclectic style and quirky, melodic pop sound to create 13 radiant tracks of what Performing Songwriter calls "engaging pop arrangements and gripping melodies"; the influential magazine recently named Rachael one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Artists of the Past 15 Years.

"Genuine talent...Sage has a knack for writing...

Up-And-Comer Ferras Releases Debut In Digital Format

March 25th, 2008 5:27pm EDT
"Hollywood's Not America" – the lead single from Capitol Music Group recording artist Ferras' (pronounced Fer-AHSS) debut album, Aliens & Rainbows – rockets onto the Hot AC radio chart at #33, marking the highest debut for a career-opening single by a solo male artist since John Mayer in 2002. Aliens & Rainbows, produced by The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Korn) with Gary Clark (Natalie Imbruglia, Lloyd Cole), is available for purchase in digital format beginning today at iTunes and Walmart with the physical release to follow on April 1st.

The video for "Hollywood's Not America,...

P.O.D. Inks New Deal; New Album Due April 8

March 7th, 2008 1:49am EST
The lineup that took P.O.D. to multiple platinum success with The Fundamental Elements of Southtown and Satellite (featuring "Youth of a Nation," "Alive," "Boom," and "Satellite") is back to reclaim their place atop the rock scene with their Columbia Records debut, When Angels and Serpents Dance on April 8, 2008!

"Our fans are excited and we're having a lot of fun," says vocalist Sonny Sandoval. "After four years Marcos is back in the band and we've got new music. Things are exciting again. When the four of us are in a room making music it's definitely right and Marcos brings that p...

Simple Plan Herald New Album With Jam-Packed Schedule; New Disc Drops Feb. 12

February 5th, 2008 11:41pm EST
Simple Plan
Lava/Atlantic recording group Simple Plan has slated a variety of events celebrating the forthcoming release of their hugely anticipated new album, "Simple Plan."

The Montreal-based band's third studio effort – which features the singles "When I'm Gone" and "Your Love Is A Lie" – arrives in stores and online on February 12th.

The multi-platinum combo will herald "Simple Plan" with a series of high-profile TV appearances, including a day-of-release visit to MTV's TRL on February 12th. Simple Plan will act as TRL's house band throughout the show, providing live bumper performances...

Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 13

December 13th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jamie Foxx
Happy Birthday to Evanescence singer Amy Lee (1981), "Jarhead" actor Jamie Foxx (1967), pop-funk bandleader Morris Day (1957), "Mr. Pink" Steve Buscemi (1957), musician/bowhunter Ted Nugent (1948), baseball player Ferguson Jenkins (1943), "The Sound of Music" actor Christopher Plummer (1927), and comedic actor Dick Van Dyke (1925).

Otep Announces U.S. Tour Dates To Coincide With Release Of New Album

November 2nd, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Otep have just started their U.S. tour dates in support of the just released third album The Ascension. The band enlisted producer Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Evanescence) for the record and also called on Grammy nominated guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Hellyeah) to co-write three songs.

Otep are currently working on the videos for two songs from the album, "Confrontation" and "Breed," to be directed by P.R. Brown (Smashing Pumpkins, James Blunt).

To date, Otep has sold over 400,000 units and the band has challenged themselves to avoid clichés and classifications and find a new la...

Simple Plan Is Back

October 29th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Simple Plan
Lava/Atlantic recording group Simple Plan will make their long-awaited return next week with the world premiere of their first new music in more than two years.

The multi-platinum certified band will debut their new single, "When I'm Gone," with a special live video event on Monday, October 29th. The webchat heralds Simple Plan's eagerly anticipated third studio album, due to arrive on January 29th, 2008.

Slated for 6pm EDT/3pm PDT at Simple Plan's official site,, the "When I'm Gone" world premiere event will also see the Montreal-based band divulging exclusi...

Evanescence Announce Plans For North American Fall Tour

September 4th, 2007 5:06pm EDT
Los Angeles (September 4, 2007) — Following the massive success of their October 2006 release The Open Door, which has sold nearly 2 million copies in the U.S., and their co-headlining spot on this summer's Family Values Tour with Korn, Evanescence will headline their own North American tour this Fall. The tour will begin October 23rd in Miami and conclude on or about December 10th. Tickets for most of the shows will go on sale beginning Saturday, September 8th and are available at Ticketmaster.

"I am excited to be headlining our own tour this Fall," says frontwoman Amy Lee. "While...

Family Values Tour Expands With Second Stage And 'Guitar Hero II' Competition!

July 4th, 2007 9:00am EDT
This summer's biggest tour, Family Values, has teamed up with RedOctane's Guitar Hero to sponsor a second stage on the tour with an additional five bands making a total of 13 acts performing. A likely pairing, rock's biggest outing including co-headliners Korn and Evanescence, Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, and Trivium partnered with the ultimate rock star experience, Guitar Hero, will foster hot newcomers Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro, Twin Method and others to be announced shortly, on the second stage all for an added value and the best-priced lawn tickets of the summer at $9.99!


Live Nation Announces US Summer Tour Lineup

May 18th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Gwen Stefani
Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, announced a preliminary slate of summer concert tours that includes artists as diverse as Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn, Beyonce, Brad Paisley, Chicago/America, Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard/Styx/Foreigner, Fall Out Boy, Family Values (Korn/Evanescence), Genesis, Gwen Stefani, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Ozzfest, Poison, Projekt Revolution (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance), The Police, Rascal Flatts, Roger Waters, Rush, Stevie Nicks/Chris Isaak, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Toby Keith.

The summer tour schedule is preced...

Korn and Evanescence To Headline 2007 'Family Values Tour'

March 27th, 2007 2:17pm EDT
Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this summer's Family Values Tour. They will be sharing the traveling festival's main stage with Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah (featuring members of Pantera and Mudvayne), and Trivium.

“The fans really made last year’s tour incredible, so we just had to do it again this year” says Korn front man Jonathon Davis. “We could not be more excited about this year’s lineup!”

”We are very psyched to see some of our favorite bands and getting all of our fans together for this amazing festival”, says Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee.

Through Korn’s un...

KoRn to Host "MTV Unplugged: KoRn" Virtual Album Release Party in MTV Networks' Virtual World

February 28th, 2007 12:34pm EST
KoRn fans around the globe no longer have to fly to Los Angeles for a chance to meet the band. In a first for this revolutionary alternative rock band, KoRn will host a virtual record release party in MTV Networks' virtual world in anticipation of the imminent CD release of MTV Unplugged: KoRn (in stores March 6). The party gets started on Wednesday, February 28 at 8 PM et/5 PM pt, as the band members, who will be represented in-world by specially created avatars, unveil their new album, interact live with fans and screen behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive clips from their MTV Unplugge...

'MTV Unplugged: KoRn' to Debut Online February 23

February 20th, 2007 3:44pm EST
MTV today announced that it will debut the latest installment of its critically acclaimed music series "Unplugged" by featuring Rock icons KoRn. "MTV Unplugged: KoRn" will be a multi-screen global event that will live across all MTV platforms -- including, URGE and MTV Mobile -- in the U.S. and across multiple continents including Europe, Asia and South America.

Filmed on December 9, 2006 at the MTV Times Square Studios, "MTV Unplugged: KoRn" features a full acoustic set of the band's most beloved hits. Additionally, KoRn were joined on stage by two of their most respected pee...

Korn's MTV Unplugged CD Hits Stores March 6

January 22nd, 2007 10:00pm EST
The latest installment of the MTV Unplugged Series featuring Korn is set to air on all MTV platforms this February. But come March 6, music fans looking to own a piece of this special MTV Unplugged performance can purchase the album in stores everywhere. The performance includes guest appearances from Robert Smith of The Cure on a cover of the Cure classic "In Between Days," and Amy Lee of Evanescence lending vocals to "Freak on a Leash". The album version of the performance will also include Korn’s cover of "Creep" by Radiohead. Additionally, a video of the track "Freak on a Leash" featuri...

Christina Aguilera Throws Hissy Fit, Wins Two NRJ Awards

January 22nd, 2007 9:46am EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera picked up two accolades at the NRJ Awards on Saturday night. The Dirrty singer scooped International Female Artist of the Year and International Album of the Year, for Back to Basics, at the ceremony in Cannes - which is France's equivalent of the BRITs. Full List of Winners Below.

But according to insiders, the two awards weren't enough to make Christina happy. She was left furious when she lost out on her number-one choice of hotel suite to Gwen Stefani.

Christina had her sights set on the $6,000-a-night presidential suite at the Carlton hotel on the seafront,...